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Sublevel Zero – Redux update now live

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Sigtrap #Games’ released the critically acclaimed zero-g shooter for Linux, Mac and #Windows in 2015. #SublevelZero now receives a huge free update including bags of new content. While also including VR support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

So the update to this six-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) roguelite is huge. While the games content is so big that that Sigtrap Games are renaming the game Sublevel Zero Redux. To celebrate, the games now 35% off on Steam and GOG for the first week.

Since there is a completely remastered campaign, new enemies and unlocks. Even a secret new weapon for dedicated players to uncover. Therefore Sublevel Zero Redux adds hours more addictive gameplay.

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Lead artist Gary Lloyd says “We’re really excited about the upcoming release of Sublevel Zero Redux on PC. It’s been great to see such a positive response from the community. And we can’t wait to see what people think of the extra content.”

With Rift and Vive support on Windows. Sublevel Zero Redux is now an incredible VR experience too. A cockpit space shooter with unparalleled freedom of movement. Sublevel Zero Redux takes on a whole new life, and offers the deep, long-form gameplay VR users crave. Which we hoped will make a Linux debut as VR support continues. So we can all strap on your headset and get some VR 6DoF action.

Lead programmer Dr Luke Thompson says “We created the first outline of Sublevel Zero at a game jam. As a love letter to games we grew up with like Descent and Forsaken. From the start we knew it would be awesome in VR. And though it’s taken us a while to finalise support we think it’s been worth the wait.”

Sublevel Zero Redux is a hardcore roguelite 6DoF shooter. Since players take control of a lone gunship pilot. Whose mission is to loot and craft ancient technology. So descend into a vast underground facility, fighting through procedurally generated zero gravity environments. While you recover the technology you’ll need to escape.

The retro gravity-defying combat is driven by modern looting and crafting mechanics. Battle through a wide range of environments, from industrial zones to mining caverns. Salvage tech from enemies and craft dozens of weapons. While makikng upgrades to suit your play style. Unlock items, blueprints, levels and even elite enemies. All for subsequent play-throughs to maintain your progression.

Sublevel Zero Redux is available on Steam and GOG with a 1 week 35% launch sale. Released for Linux, Mac and Windows. While the Humble Store price remains at 14.99 USD.

Dreamfall Chapters Redux upcoming conclusion

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Dreamfall Chapters does not have a release date for the conclusion, but developer #RedThreadGames released #teaser images. If you have not played the previous episodes, the team outlined that the images contain #spoilers.

Notably titled Book Five: Dreamfall Chapters Redux, Red Thread are looking “to surprise everyone a few days in advance” of the release. Hopefully the screenshots and new concept art will give enough of an insight.

If you want to check out the images posted in a higher resolution, everything is available on Imgur.

After the original announcement in November 2012 before making a debut on Kickstarter in early 2013. Dreamfall Chapters hit funded rather quickly, closing out the campaign with 21,858 backers having pledged $1,538,425 for development.

The first episode of Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey released on October 21, 2014

Book Four: Revelations was released in December 2015 for Linux, Mac and PC. A PlayStation 4 version of the game is in the works.

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux release – Linux and Mac

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux release - Linux and Mac

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter received hints of possibly being ported to Linux around August 2014, but details were released about the Redux using Unreal Engine 4 back in July this year. Now it looks like more content has surfaced in a recent blog update outlining Linux and Mac ports.

The Astronauts just released The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux version on PC,  a stunning game just ported to Unreal Engine 4 from Unreal Engine 3. This may have proved to be a difficult job, but this opens the door to better native Linux support.

“UE4 is future proof, and now so is Ethan. It should be easier for us to support new platforms as they emerge, or to attempt supporting already existing platforms like Mac or Linux (we will look into those right after the release),” outlined in The Astronauts developer blog.

Also, the original game used infrequent checkpoint save system, while the Redux “simply saves the state of the whole world right after most player actions”. And the backtracking players could face at the end of the game has been changed too, “Let’s just say that we believe the problem was fully eliminated in the Redux version.” Meaning, there are some rather significant improvements in the game.

Now we should see some form of Linux support on Steam. This may not be a full out confirmation of the game will be ported, but it is likely a strong possibility being that The Astronauts are looking to make the attempt. Given the Steam Machines release is just around the corner, this is no surprise, the developers are likely to “attempt supporting already existing platforms like Mac or Linux” for the upcoming console debut. And why not, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a very impressive title.

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux is an Unreal Engine 4 remaster of the original game. This is a free game for the current and future owners of the original release.

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